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Irnahash
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A town of Judah that was home to Caleb’s descendants (1 Chr 4:12). Though Tehinnah is described as “father” of Ir-nahash in 1 Chronicles, many similar constructions in genealogies refer to founders of towns as “father of” a place.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
Ir-Nahash (עִיר נָחָשׁ‎, ir nachash). A town of Judah that was home to Caleb’s descendants (1 Chr 4:12). Though Tehinnah is described as “father” of Ir-nahash in 1 Chronicles, many similar constructions in genealogies refer to founders of towns as “father of” a place.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Irnahash (Place)
IRNAHASH (PLACE) [Heb ʿı̂r (עִיר‎) nāḥāš (נָחָשׁ)]. A city in Judah of unknown location (1 Chr 4:12). The name is found listed in the genealogy of the sons of Caleb as “Tehinnah the father of Irnahash.” Although it is found in a genealogical list, references in the same passage to other place names
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Irnahash
Irnahash. Town founded by Tehinnah, Eshton’s son from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:12). Its location is unknown.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Irnahash
Irnahash ir-nāʹhash [Heb. ʾîr nāḥāš—‘city of (the) serpent (-god)’; Gk. póleōs naas—‘city of Na (h)as’] (1 Ch. 4:12). A person or a city. The passage in 1 Chronicles is a genealogy of the descendants of Judah, and Tehinnah is named as the father of Irnahash. This statement, taken alone, could
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
IR-NAHASH Son of Tehinnah, Eshton’s son from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:12). Some translations note the alternate rendering, “city of Nahash” (mg niv, kjv).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ir-Nahash
IR-NAHASH. Perhaps a city founded by Tehinnah, since he is called “father” of it (1 Chr 4:12). On the other hand, it could refer to a man, the son of Tehinnah.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ir-Nahash
Ir-Nahash (Heb. ʿɩ̂r nāḥāš)The son of Tehinnah, listed among the descendants of Judah (1 Chr. 4:12). However, Heb. ʿɩ̂r means “city” and a cognate of nāḥāš is the word for copper, thus possibly “Copper City.” 1 Chr. 4:12 may then indicate that Tehinnah founded Ir-nahash, just as v. 4 mentions
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
Ir-Nahash [ĭr nāˊhăsh] (Heb. ˓îr nāḥāš “city of a serpent”).† It is unclear whether this term refers to a city or is a personal name. At 1 Chr. 4:12 the Judahite Teninnah is described as the father (perhaps as “founder”) of Ir-nahash. The argument for place-name identification comes from
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Irnahash
Ir´nahash (serpent city), a name which, like many other names of places, occurs in the genealogical lists of Judah. 1 Chron. 4:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Irnahash
IR-NA´HASH (ir-naʹhash; “city of a serpent,” 1 Chron. 4:12, marg., “the city of Nahash”) Ir Na´hash (NIV). Thought by some to be a city founded (rebuilt) by Tehinnah. It apparently would be better rendered “city of copper” (cf. 4:14) and connected with Nahas (Copper Ruin), located near the N end of the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ir-Nahash
IR-NAHASH [ur NAY hash] (city of the serpent) — a person or a town of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 4:12).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IR-NAHASH
IR-NAHASH<ur-na’-hash>, <ir-na’-hash> ([עִיר נָהָשׁ‎, ̀ir nachash]): A town of Judah of which Tehinnah is called the “father,” probably meaning “founder” (1 Ch 4:12). English Versions of the Bible margin suggests the translation “city of Nahash.”
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